Food prices are soaring along with everything else. Have you noticed it? We certainly have!
It is expensive to feed a family.
A couple of months ago, I started watching Extreme Couponing on Netflix.
After watching a few of these shows, I got really excited about saving money with coupons.
Now, I haven't gotten into it like the people on the program. And, the program shows a lot of coupon doubling.
The grocery stores in my area don't double coupons anymore. With that in mind, I think the days of getting things for "free" with coupons are about gone.
But, all those things being said, I could see where I could help my family save some money.
A fraction of a price is better than a whole.
So, I thought I'd give more thought to my coupons...
I've been pairing sale prices with coupons to get great prices on things we need (or as in the candles), just couldn't pass up the savings!
I'll give you an example with these candles I bought after Christmas.
The candles were marked down to .79 cents...
I had a coupon for $1 off the purchase of 2...
.79 + .79 = $1.58
$1.58 - $1.00 (coupon) = .58 cents (for 2)
.29 cents each!
Wow, I was excited!
Last week, ALL laundry detergent was on sale for $2.49 at my Kroger. I had an e-coupon for $1.50 off one.
So I got laundry detergent for .99 cents!
January is the first month I've really put my mind to the "science" behind couponing.
It does take a little planning time to look through the weekly ad, match up the sales with the coupons, and make a list.
But, this month alone, coupons enabled our family to save $100 dollars on our grocery budget.
That was a real savings we could put in the savings account.
I thought I'd share a few sites with you where you can print coupons and a couple of blogs I follow that show deals at different stores.
Here are a couple of coupon sites I like:
I've kind of made a game out of it to see how much I can save each week.
It's been fun.
The snow is flying here in Ohio and all the schools in my area are closed.
We are plugging away though; snow doesn't stop a homeschooler!
Stay warm and carry on,
"A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."